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Afro Monk’s Lightning in a Bottle 2010 Schedule

time May 25th by John-Michael authorTags: ,

Lightning in a Bottle

I’ve gone through the list and time slots and marked all the artist I want to catch. Looks like I can stay up quite late partying since most the acts I’m digging don’t start till 5pm for the most part. Damn them for putting Beat Antique & Apparat at same time Saturday! Any people on here that you suggest I check out before any of these start let me know.

Seems like from whatever time I wake up till the music starts I’ll be exploring or checking out art, workshops, gallery’s, yoga classes, and more!

Lightning Stage Bamboo Stage The Woogie
11:00am – Opening Ceremony 2:30 – Ms. KRYSTEE 4:30 – micah j
3:00 – Solillilaquists of Sound 3:45 – Timonkey 6:00 – Dj Blue
4:30 – Rena Jones 5:00 – Sidecar Tommy 7:30 – Red Sonya
6:00 – Lynx & Janover 6:15 – Heyoka 9:00 – Jokton Strealy
7:30 – Vatra 7:30 – Jupit3r 10:30 – Sandra Collins
7:45 – Big Gigantic 8:45 – Daddy Kev 12:30 – Oscure
9:00 – Ricochet – Poetic Acrobats 10:00 – MartyParty
9:30 – Nico Vega 11:15 – El Circo Performance
10:30 – William / Earth Harp 11:45 – KRADDY
10:45 – EOTO 1:00 – Krazy Baldhead
12:00 – Fire Groove
12:30 – Booka Shade
Lightning Stage Bamboo Stage The Woogie
12:30 – Luminaries 12:30 – Critical Beats 11:00 – Faith D’Marco
1:30 – Shakti Sunfire 1:45 – Kitty D 12:30 – Manny Greensector
2:00 – Peter Goetz 3:00 – Auditory Canvas 2:00 – Motion Potion
3:00 – William / Earth Harp 4:15 – Govinda 3:30 – Wolfie
3:30 – Rey Fresco 5:30 – R/D 5:00 – Patricio
4:30 – Stilt Circus 6:30 – Nosaj Thing 6:30 – Bass Cadet
5:00 – David Starfire Ensemble 7:45 – Random Rab 8:00 – Ron Levy
6:15 – Agent Red 9:00 – Eliot Lipp 10:00 – John Tejada
6:30 – Ott 10:15 – An-ten-nae 12:00 – Treavor Moontribe
7:45 – Wandering Marionettes 11:30 – Adam Freeland
8:15 – BLVD 12:45 – Apparat
9:30 – Liquid Fire Mantra
10:00 – March Fourth Marching Band
11:30 – Lucent Dossier Experience
12:00 – Vau de Vire Aerial
12:30 – Beats Antique
Lightning Stage Bamboo Stage The Woogie
12:00 – The Makers 11:45 – Sweet Snacks 10:30 – Wyse
1:15 – Vokab Kompany 12:45 – The Ianator 12:00 – Pumpkin
2:45 – Cohen 2:00 – Geno Cochino 1:30 – Michael Hart
4:15 – Fishtank Ensemble 3:15 – SaQi 3:00 – BodyRock Dj’s
5:15 – Agent Red 4:30 – Shawna 4:30 – Saynt
5:45 – Vagabond Opera 5:45 – El Papachango 6:00 – Dj Garth
6:45 – Shakti Sunfire 7:00 – Emancipator 7:30 – Lee Burridge
7:15 – Bluetech’s Satori Social 8:15 – Dj Laura 10:30 – Jesse Wright & Sammy Bliss
8:30 – Shedding Skin 9:30 – Daedelus 12:30 – Terrakroma
9:00 – The Album Leaf 10:45 – MiM0SA
10:15 – Vau de Vire Society 12:00 – VibeSquaD
11:15 – The Very Best
12:15 – William / Earth Harp
12:45 – The Glitch Mob

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Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival 2010

time May 24th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , ,


Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival is less than a week away. I’ll be flying out of Miami straight to California via Virgin America Friday morning. One of my great friends, Sugarpill will be picking me up from the airport and we’ll begin our journey!


Let me first tell you that I’ve never been camping in my life nor have had any interest in camping. You could probably call me a prissy bitch but honestly that’s just how I was raised and never got into the whole outdoor thing. I’m a huge geek/nerd and always spent my free time usually on the computer. Don’t get me wrong I played base ball, soccer, football, and track & field but probably would prefer being at home playing StarCraft while listening to music being young. I’ve become an adult and spent more time inside now when not traveling because nothing is better than a long night with a beautiful woman being inside listening to music, talking, and cuddling. WAIT a second…! That can all be done at this festival with the stars staring down at you?! NOW IT MAKES SENSE! hahaha

lightning in a bottle music festival

LIB is a festival where the creative meet and celebrate the world we live in with music, art, workshops, dancing, and all sorts of outdoor things people do *cough* hippies *cough*. What ultimately made me decide that I was going to go was my undying Love for music. At the end of the day LIB is a music festival. There is so much to do and so many artist to catch live! You could probably spend hours reading about each performer or workshop that will be at LIB. I’ve gone through the list of all the musical talent and made an “Afro Monk’s MUST SEE AT LIB”

Afro Monk’s Must See List @ Lightning at a Bottle 2010

An-ten-nae, Apparat, Beats Antique, Booka Shade, Daddy Kev, Daedelus, Eliot Lipp, Emancipator, EOTO, Heyoka, Jupit3r, KRADDY, MartyParty, MiM0SA, Nosaj Thing, R/D, The Album Leaf, The Glitch Mob, & VibeSquaD. Let’s not forget the BREATHE TAKING performance of Lucent Dossier!!! (see below)

Everyone on the East Coast please take notes of these… I can’t explain to you how talented each of those acts are. I have no idea how I’m going to catch all of them let alone catch some new music in the process!

It’s absolutely hilarious and shows off some great photos!

Besides the unbelievable amounts of music there is endless amounts of art! When I mean art I mean it in every aspect: fashion, installations, gallery’s, sculptures, lights, dance, etc..

Must Read Guides From Two of My Favorite Bloggers!
Shilo’s Guide
Boho Crush Guide

I’ll be meeting up with Shilo and part of the BWOMP Camp! Come say whats up and introduce yourself! Going with only knowing about a handful of people and hope to come back with many new friends! I’ll have stickers and cards so feel free to ask for some!


Some epic videos of past LIB’s!

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Claro – Mix May – Miami Glitch Dubstep

time May 21st by John-Michael authorTags: None

Claro - Dubstep Glitch Hop Mix -

Introducing a member of our Miami Glitch family, CLARO!
This weeks Fire Friday Mix goes to him and boy will it take you on a journey. This mix was aired live on earlier this month. Claro is no stranger to the DJ world, quite the veteran. He has held residency’s here in Miami and New York.

Claro incorporates quite a diversity of genres in this mix. Jumping from Glitch Hop, Dubstep, to Hip Hop. He specializes on working with turntables but has been working on our Numark NS7 when playing on Look out for him because he’s back to producing music and mixing. Proud to have him part of our Miami Glitch crew.

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The Glitch Mob – Drink the Sea STREAM!

time May 19th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,
Boreta, edIT, & Ooah = The Glitch Mob

Boreta, edIT, & Ooah = The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob is BACK! They’ve finished up the album and it’s all mastered!
The album is due out May 25th, 2010. This will be the first Mobs full release.
There new live setup is blowing people away. They have added much more to the lemur setup.
These guys are on a massive tour with over 30+ dates. You’ll def want to catch them!
I’m beyond hyped to hear their set at Lightning in a Bottle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They’ve been generous to put their album to preview already. That’s right you can stream the whole album for FREE! Let’s just say the slay sound has been turned down quite a bit and more of a mellow feel with some crazy drum patterns and synths. Don’t get me wrong this album brings heat but it’s not exactly what they use to bring to the table. It’s good to hear how they’ve evolved but people are going to be disappointed as usual. The people who want the crazy bangers look to the side projects (Paintyraid, Nasty Ways, Sporque, etc) of the members. Trust me these guys have plenty of other tunes just not under The Glitch Mob name.

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Get Low – Machine Drum, Romulo, Afro Monk, Juan Basshead, Gooddroid, & Bunnyfuzz

time May 18th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Get Low Machine Drum Afro MonkGet Low Machine Drum Afro Monk Flyer

Machine Drum once a Florida resident comes back to show people what’s up with the funk, boogie, and dance grooves. Expect hella dope set from him that will leave you wanting more. It’s always a pleasure to see a live DJ with pads dropping live beats and samples over tracks. Be sure to check out his event he host in NY, cassettenyc!

I’m beyond excited to share a stage with such a prolific producer. Also on the bill is Romulo from Soul Oddity. I can’t wait to relive the set I caught during WMC. This man is a pioneer for electronic music in Miami. One of the founders of Schematic records which has put Miami on the map for many around the world. Pay your respects to this man because he has done a lot for the music scene here. He is one of the people I look up to and consider a role model of what I’m doing myself here in Miami.

Lets get this out here in the public. I promise to bring you some fresh new sounds. My motto of this site is “Keep it Fresh!” and that is what I plan to do this Thursday at Vagabond. The set I plan on dropping will have a heavy glitchy bass feel with popular tracks we all have heard remixed with some big drops. I’m calling this my Glitchy Bass Set. Majority of it will be dubstep but with an added glitch feel sprinkled with some Glitch Hop.

Be sure to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gooddroid and Munkz!
Now for all the details of the event!

SHAKE joins up with BassHead Music to GET LOW once again at Vagabond! MACHINE DRUM is flying down from New York to bring a fresh new sound to your favorite monthly bass party.

Machine Drum (Normrex/Merck/NYC)
Romulo (Schematic/Phoenecia/Soul Oddity)
Afro Monk (Miami Glitch/
Juan Basshead (BassHead Music)
Gooddroid (Down)
Bunnyfuzz (Smut+Bass/WVUM)

Visuals by VJ MUNKZ

MCs Jumanji + Nome

FUNKTION1 Sound System to fill your BASS needs!

Resident DJs DS, A-Train, Alex Caso + The Whisper keep the SHAKE soundsystem going in the other two rooms.

Ladies Free before Midnight.

No Cover all night with your GET LOW Tshirt! If you don’t have one yet, hit up
RSVP to for No Cover before 11pm.

$1 Colt 45 til 11pm, $5 Cuba Libre all night!

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The Realist – Hate Speech

time May 18th by Pierre authorTags: , , , ,


Artist: The Realist
Title: Hate Speech
Cat # Muti060 & Muti061
UPC # 705105140001 – vocal
UPC # 705105140100 – instrumental

Muti060 – Hate Speech
1. Decay In Daisy’s 4:08
2. The Taktikal Torture Skroll 5:22
3. 5 & A Half Steps (feat. Ben Sharpa) 3:44
4. His Hypocritical Ways (feat. Gambino) 4:25
5. The Ass Track 2:50

Muti061 – Hate Speech (Instrumentals)
1. Decay In Daisyʼs (Instrumental) 4:11
2. The Ass Track (Instrumental) 2:50
3. 5 & A Half Steps (Instrumental) 3:45
4. The Taktikal Torture Skroll (Instrumental) 5:24
5. His Hypocritical Ways (Instrumental) 4:25

The Realist is a hip hop project from South Africa featuring the producer T.O.B. who has previously released two great EP’s on Muti.

I’m sorry to say but this might be the first time that I will complain about a Muti release, it’s nothing wrong with the beats cause T.O.B. know what he’s doing, to bad you can’t say that about the rapper.

The rap is so dry and uninspiring that I want to switch to the instrumental version as soon as he open his mouth. It was a smart move from Muti to release two verions of the EP, one with vocals and one instrumental.

Buy the instrumetal version and enjoy some real good beats and stay away from the vocal version.

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Freddy Todd – Lick The Glitch Mix

time May 14th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,

freddy todd

Freddy Todd recently met up and jammed with some of the crew. This was aired on Tuesday so figured I share with everyone who missed it. Nick Bliss and crew are tearing it up and recorded a set.

Homie Freddy Todd has been murdering the States non-stop! Freddy is def one of my favorite producers right now hands down. When I think glitch hop/dubstep I think this man! Truly before I leave Miami this guy will be droppin some bass for us! Be in the look out for Freddy Todd in Florida around June/July.

This set is absolute FIRE! Respect this!


Splatterbox (Freddy T + DJ GK) – Fre$hurThan
$amples – Drop Bombs (Freddy T Remix)
J Dilla – Two Can Win
J Dilla – Two Can Win (Freddy T Remix)
Darude – Sandstorm (Freddy T Remix)
Freddy Todd – Order Complex
Freddy Todd – Blowin Good (Mochipet Remix)
Freddy Todd – Can’t Fathom This (NastyNasty Remix)
Freddy Todd – p0p p0p p0p
$amples – Goose
Elfkowitz + Freddy Todd – Rage Cage
Freddy Todd – Blowin Good (ill-esha Remix)
J Dilla – Track 06 (3 Beat Tapes)
Freddy Todd – Space 5 Penthouse (NiT GriT Remix)
Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car
Freddy Todd – Can’t Fathom This (Om Unit Remix)
Freddy Todd – Ray Gun

Catch it here on the download!
Freddy Todd – Lick The Glitch Mix

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Miami Glitch + WMC 2010

time May 12th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This past WMC Munkz and I together formed Miami Glitch and threw our first party!
We had tons of special guest in town and raged all week!

Here are some small clips from the week!

Many Thanks:
Shilo, Ben Samples, Fisk, HipGnosis, S.P.E.C.T.R.E, Mochipet, Siren, Pressha, Mindelixer, Epcot, Stutterfly, JSB, & special thanks to Gooddroid!

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Upcoming events for Afro Monk

time May 11th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve neglected the site for awhile now. Things at my daytime are a bit nuts and have been working 10+ hr days. Don’t let this fool you though, I’m still squeezing in time to keep up to date with music. Right now I have a couple of featured producers I’m drafting up post for. No idea when these will go live but know this site is still active and don’t plan on letting it die.

These next upcoming weeks are going to be absolutely mad for me!
May 20th I’ll be playing at the biggest Dubstep monthly in Miami, GET LOW!
Machine Drum will be headlining! Romulo Del Castillo aka Phoenecia & 1/2 of Soul Oddity, Juan Basshead, Gooddroid, and Bunnyfuzz will be the support! It’s going to get rowdy as hell!!! Time to show Miami at a proper show what’s going on with Glitch-Hop!

May 28th I’ll be flying out to California for Lightning in a Bottle!!!!
I have no idea what to expect or even how to prepare for this one. I’ll be going out completely on my own and meeting up with a tiny handful of friends. I’ll be camping for the first time in my life and still haven’t gotten a tent =X

June 11th I’ll be flying out to Boston to go catch CocoRosie LIVE!!! I’ll be meeting up and staying with the Lost in Bass crew! I’m hyped to finally meet these guys in person. We’ll most likely be hosting an event and I’ll be playing with them!

Last week-end of July I’ll hopefully be going to Defcon in Vegas!!! I’ll be celebrating my 25th birthday! I have a shot at playing at Defcon and ecstatic at the opportunity to be able to spin some music for such a large crowd!

I have a residency now at Chesterfield Hotel and Lounge on the beach. Every Friday I’ll be joining Gooddroid, Munkz, and Grayghost. Playing the best in Lounge, Trip-hop, Minimal, Dubstep, and Glitch. Going to be exciting to have the whole crew together doing a little bit of everything being dropped.

Considering our original venue fell through we have a new place 90% locked down for our monthly event,Slippery! It’s going to be a huge announcement and assure you it’s going to be intense! The summer is off to a good start! Hoping to bring many great producers into town for the next couple months. Get ready Miami for some serious bass heat!

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Ben Samples – Snowstorm EP

time May 2nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,


May 18th, 2010 will be the day I believe Ben Samples will begin his Legendary status. Samples is one half (Fisk the other half) of the live remix project Fresh2Death/Girlfriend Bullshit that is based out of Boulder, CO.

Samples is on top of the game and is ready to explode. He is a prolific crunk glitch-hop producer. He brings it hard with his bass-heavy remixes of your favorite club anthems. Ben started his DJ career in 2006 when he picked up a weekly variety radio show for CU Boulder’s KVCU.  He played many styles and genres, with a focus on dance music and hip hop. At the end of the day if anyone ask me what is glitch-hop or what does glitch-hop sounds like I point them in the direction of Mr.Ben Samples.

Samples is a member of the Denver Bass Squad, which is the essential crew that runs the bass scene in the Denver/Boulder area. It is worth mentioning that DBS will be a crew you will all know about soon… Spectre, Fisk, and Samples have been on a rampage releasing serious bombs! Don’t be surprised when you see the top selling tracks on there all from DBS members on the Additech charts.

Pick up the new EP put out by Mochipet’s label Daly City! It’s on pre-release here & check out Samples mini-mix of the EP!

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